Airlines Restrict ‘Smart Luggage’ Over Fire Hazards Posed By Batteries

Three major U.S. airlines have announced new restrictions on "smart luggage" due to the fire hazard posed by lithium-ion batteries in cargo holds. The airlines say any such batteries need to be removable.

Today’s suitcases can charge your phone, track their location and even propel themselves behind you. But concerns about their batteries igniting in cargo holds has led airlines to issue new policies.

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